Friday, August 1, 2014

Blending In and Fading Out

What:
Top- DIY Project
Skirt- Thrifted (similar)
Sandals- Marks

My skirt may be blending in to the background...my purple hair...not so much!
It is starting to fade...but I sorta love the faded shade even more.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Questions and Answers

I can't remember when I last did one of "these things"...it's been a few years.
Luckily I don't have any other blog posts ready (only a gazillion of half finished projects because I'm waiting for supplies to come in the mail!!!) so I'll do this instead!

I was given the Liebster award from Bolaji of the blog Velvet Row...you can check out her post for the rules because I'm much to lazy to post them...is that bad? haha...and while you're there you should also check out her DIY projects!

Part of accepting the Liebster Award required me to answer some questions that Bolaji's asked... 

1) How did you choose your blog's name?
My first name is Natasha, and my middle name is Delrae.  
The first few years my blogs name was Required2BeInspired, but I feel like I out grew the name, it sounded too arrogant in my head, like I was saying that people were required to be inspired after reading my blog.  I ended up re-naming it Tasha Delrae because I knew that no matter what I blogged about it would always be my blog.

2) What keeps you motivated to post consistently?
Ummm...I don't post consistently!! haha
But when I do...
The stars must of aligned!
I try to post at least 3 times a week, but sometimes life gets so busy.  As much as I'd love to consistently post at least one DIY post a week along with 3 or 4 outfits, I know it can't do that all the time because to me my family and my sanity is more important to me than writing a blog post.

3) Best city/country you've been to?
I'd say that Canada is the best country...right?!? haha
As for travelling my favourite city was probably Hong Kong, I'd love to go back and wander through the market places...although it's been about 15 years since I've been there, so maybe it wouldn't seem so cool anymore!

4) Gold or silver jewellery?
There was a time that I only liked white gold/silver, but lately I've been drawn more to gold and I quite like rose gold!

5) Do you play any musical instruments?
Maybe if I ever get the broken string fixed on my Violin I could still play it!

6) Favorite kinds of blogs?
I mostly read (more like look at pictures) fashion (daily outfit/streetstyle) blogs.  Lately I've added a lot of sewing and DIY blogs to the mix along with a few fitness and healthy eating blogs.

7) Favorite blog?
I'm going to break this up into categories!
Fashion: Late Afternoon for breezy summer looks and My Edit for perfectly modern vintage outfits!
Sewing: Sewaholic - She has her own pattern line!
Fitness: Pumps and Iron - You have to try her workouts!
Healthy Eating: Inspiralized - Veggie Noodles have never looked (or tasted) so good!

8) What are your 3 holy grail skincare products?
Facial Oil,  I made my own night oil with half grape seed oil, half argan oil and a few drops of lavender essential oil and Vitamin E oil.  My skin has never felt better!
Body Oil,  Right now I'm using a whipped body butter I made from coconut oil (75%) and grape seed oil (25%) with some citrus essential oils mixed in.
A good scrub,  I like to used coffee grounds either mixed with water or oil.

9) If you had to shop from one brand of beauty products for the rest of your life, which would it be?
I'd go with Stila, I love their felt tipped eyeliner.  It's perfect for a simple cat eye, and they have so many colour choices!

10) Which blogger/vlogger inspires you most?
All the ladies I mentioned in Question 7, along with countless others.

11) Skincare/beauty product recommendation?
Try making your own!  I have a few recipes for all natural makeup here, and there's lots of other ideas on pinterest!

And now...because I never follow the rules I'm only going to nominate 3 bloggers:


Here are the questions I would like them to answer:
Actually I wish everyone would answer them...questionnaires are actually a fun way to get to know a blogger!

1.  Does blogging feel more like a hobby or a chore and why?
2.  If you could represent any brand, which one would you choose and why?
3.  What's your favourite F word?
4.  If you could learn to make anything new, what would it be?
5.  Describe your favourite outfit.  (That counts as a question right?..haha)
6.  Is there any style of clothing that you would love to wear, but can't?  What and why?
7.  What do you wish you had more time for?
8.  If calories meant nothing, what would you stuff your face with?
9.  What are your favourite online shops?
10.  If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
11.  Which blogger would you want to spend a day shopping with?

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Organza Panels

What:
Jumpsuit- Topshop
Shoes- Winners (similar)

This weekend we celebrated my friends 30th Birthday with a night out.  I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to pull out this jumpsuit!

Happy Birthday Megan!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Lately: Sewing Projects

I've been pretty busy sewing lately...and it's taking away from my blogging time!! haha
If you follow along on Instagram, you've already seen what I've been up to.
First up I made a new bathing suit for Vyla, a few days later I finally used the silver leather hide I bought over a year ago, and then on wednesday I made myself a new workout top. 
Now I'm going to head downstairs to sew myself a new Mara Hoffman inspired bikinithat I can use for swimming laps at the pool!
Follow along on Instagram for sneak peeks of that project and others to come!






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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All Natural Rose-Gold Eye Shadow Trio DIY

How to Make pressed Mineral Eyeshadow
I've been making my own all natural eyeshadow for awhile now, and it's all I wear!  I love it so much more than any of my store bought stuff.
I made this palette a month ago, and I absolutely love all the shades.  I love this palette for special occasions, it has a high amount of shine, but in more neural tones....these shades look like they could of came straight off of one of the Naked Palettes by Urban Decay!

Ingredients
-Natural Oil (I love to use Grapeseed or Argan Oil)
-Water

 Rose Gold
1/4 tsp Silver Mica
1/2 tsp Beige Mica
1/2 tsp Titan Maroon Mica

Maroon
1/4 tsp Patagonia Purple Mica
1/2 tsp Beige Mica
1/2 tsp Titan Maroon Mica

Bronze Gold
1 tsp Bronze Mica
1/4 tsp Silver Mica

Supplies
-Small Bowl
-Measuring Spoons
-Small Whisk
-Eyeshadow Container
-Paper towel

Monday, July 21, 2014

Leather Jacket and Printed Pants

What:
Leather Jacket- Wilsons Leather
Pants- Made by Bri
Shoes- Calvin Klein (love these!)

It seems like I'm always saying how simple my outfits are...but it seems to be the case a lot lately!  Yes, some people might want to say this is more crazy than simple...but really what's more simple that a leather jacket, white t-shirt and a pair of comfy pyjama like pants?  The only thing that isn't simple about this is my heels!


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

3 Ways to Wear a Sheer Skirt

I know for some people it's pretty hard to envision how a see through skirt (or any see through clothes for that matter) could be functional or stylish.  With the right clothes worn underneath the perfect outfit can always be built!
After I made this Floating Flower Sheer Skirt DIY I started playing around in my closet making outfits with it.  Playing dress up never gets old!
Here are 3 ways I would wear my sheer skirt!  Hopefully one of these looks can convince you to DIY your own..hehe
With a Graphic T
I always love the contrast of girly and rock in an outfit!
For this look I paired a graphic t with a black leather mini and some black stroppy sandals then threw my sheer skirt on top!

With a Crop Top
OK, normally see through and cropped might be overkill in an outfit.  But see through in the right places (no undergarments are being showcased! haha) combined with a ladylike silhouette (full gathered midi skirt) makes for a great combo!  I absolutely love how the bright yellow skirt looks under the sheer pink fabric!
Over Pants
I realize this is a bit of a wild card pairing, but right now I'm pretty obsessed with skirts and dresses being worn over pants.  I paired mine over skinny jeans...I'd love to try it over trousers and boyfriend jeans then for an even wilder card, cut offs!

Shop Sheer Skirts


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Simply Put Together

What:
Tank- Joe Fresh
Skirt- Self Made
Shoes- c/o Justfab (similar)

In the heat of summer there's no simpler outfit than a midi-skirt and an easy top.  Anytime I put on a midi skirt I instantly feel put together!

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Floating Flower Sheer Skirt DIY

I'm pretty sure I'm starting to sound like a broken record every time I post a new DIY....but...I'm really excited about this new project!!
We've been seeing sheer skirts every where...and I love embellishments, so I've mashed the two together!  This picture on pinterest has had me wanting a flower embellished skirt for a while now!
For this projects I made my tulle skirt from scratch, but if you just want to go out and buy a tulle skirt, all you have to do is sew on some fabric flowers to the top layer of tulle...you also might want to cut out the lining if you are wanting the skirt to have the same sheer effect as mine.
I also love the idea of using butterflies, or some other fun embellishment like lips or eyes!
Materials and Supplies
-Tulle Fabric (I used 2.5 yards of 54'' Wide Tulle)
-Elastic to Match (if possible, otherwise white or black will likely look fine)
-Thread to Match
-Sewing Machine
-Small Fabric Flowers (I found mine at the dollar store)
-Hand Sewing Needle
-Pins

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Twin Pieces

What:
Top- via Hautelook
Skirt- Made by Bri
Shoes- via Hautelook (similar)

How cute is this skirt that Brianna made me for my birthday this year?!?  I love how she put a layer of tulle over a printed fabric, so cute!  She even made one for herself, see how she styled it here.  We have a lot of "twin" pieces in our closets...we figure since we live a Province apart it's totally OK to buy (or make) the same pieces as each other!

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